Raised illiterate, married and abandoned at 12, then kidnapped at 17, Prafulya embodies the struggles of a girl born to poverty in 1800s India until a chance encounter changes her life forever. Devi [/they-vee/] is the story of a woman who rises to power against the rule of the British, quickly becoming the de facto ruler of the land, or The Devi (Goddess) Chaudhurani (Holder of the Land).
Beloved by her people, the Devi uses her position to run a parallel government that believes in equality, justice, and freedom, proving that a woman can be the protagonist in her own story, despite mens’ best efforts to make her invisible.
Devi is adapted for the stage from Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s Devi Chaudhurani. Published in 1884, this text called for a resurgent India to fight against the rule of the British Empire with strength from within the common people. At a time when most women in India remained behind purdah and did not show their faces to men, Chatterjee’s work about a woman creating an ideal state lead by and for the people was revolutionary.
Pratidhwani brings history to the stage in a new, drama-dance by Moumita Bhattacharya. This production is presented in English and will feature eight Indian dance forms and 45 performers.
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Devi opens on April 19th, with 14 shows playing over 4 weekends through May 11.
Planning to attend with a group of 10 or more? You can receive savings off the regular price of tickets with significantly reduced handling fees.
For more information and to book your group, email or call Amelia Wade at 206.292.7660 x1120.
Pratidhwani members get a 10% discount.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What language is the show in?
The show is in English.
2. Do Pratidhwani members receive a discount?
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You can become a member of Pratidhwani at www.pratidhwani.org.
3. What is the age limit for the show?
The show is for ages 7 and above. This production contains some violence, intimate scenes and adult language.
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4. How can I get a discount?
With a group of 10 or more, you can receive savings off the regular price of tickets with significantly reduced handling fees. For more information and to book your group, email email@example.com or call the Ticket Office at 206.292.7676
4. Who do I contact for additional information about the show?
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